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The Characteristics of Firms' Innovative Activities in the 'Ppuri Industries' of Daejeon: Focusing on Firms in Ppuri Industries that Participated in Daejeon Technopark's Supporting Programs

대전지역 뿌리산업 업체들의 혁신활동 특성과 정책적 시사점: 대전테크노파크 뿌리산업 지원사업 참여 업체에 대한 혁신활동 조사를 중심으로

  • Lim, Jong Il (Daejeon Technopark, Department of IT Convergence and Management, Korea University of Technology and Education) ;
  • Ji, Ilyong (Department of IT Convergence and Management, Korea University of Technology and Education)
  • 임종일 (대전테크노파크 및 한국기술교육대학교 IT융합과학경영학과) ;
  • 지일용 (한국기술교육대학교 IT융합과학경영학과)
  • Received : 2017.08.31
  • Accepted : 2017.11.03
  • Published : 2017.11.30

Abstract

The national government, as well as many regional governments, have supported the 'Ppuri industries', and the Daejeon region is in need of developing these sectors. Various research studies have examined the ppuri industries. However, there are limited studies concerning innovative activities and difficulties in the industries. Therefore, this paper focuses on firms' innovative activities and difficulties in the ppuri industries in the Daejeon region and provides policy implications. For this purpose, we surveyed firms supported by Daejeon Technopark's Ppuri industries programs, utilizing an innovation survey questionnaire developed by STEPI. We assumed that these firms have high intention for innovation among firms in the Daejeon's ppruri industries, and tried to identify characteristics and problems of innovative activities by comparing results with those of STEPI's Korean Innovation Survey. The results show that the overall pattern of innovative activities of Daejeon's ppuri industry firms do not differ from those found in the Korean Innovation Survey. However, there are a few notable differences. The rate of aborted innovation in the Daejoen's ppuri industries was higher than those found in the Korean Innovation Survey. Lack of financing was a major factor hampering innovation. These results provide policy implications that industrial and regional characteristics of ppuri industries must be reflected in the policy, and also policy measures for lowering the rate of aborted innovation.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 과학기술정보통신부, 연구재단

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